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Baby Squares Blanket Crochet Challenge Sponsored by Maggie’s Crochet and Premier Yarns

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Enter the Baby Squares Blanket Crochet Challenge by April 23, 2014 11:59PM EST. Please join me in our next Crochet Challenge sponsored by Maggie’s Crochet and Premier® Yarns. To join the fun, crochet a

Easy New Year’s Party Ideas

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I love New Year’s Eve parties. What I don’t love is planning them. Here are some great ideas from around the internet that will make planning that special party easy and fun. Real Simple

PomPom Hat Mini-Challenge Sponsored by Premier Yarn and Maggie’s Crochet

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Enter the PomPom Hat Mini-Challege by December 30, 2013! Please join me in our second Mini Crochet Challenge sponsored by Premier® Yarns. To join the fun, crochet our PomPom Hat using our Free Pattern.

Free Pattern – Spangle Ring Ribbon Necklace

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Today’s free pattern and lesson will show you how to make a beautiful necklace with no crocheting or knitting required! All you need to do is wrap. That’s right, this lovely necklace is made

Easy Christmas Cookies

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Nothing says “Christmas” like cookies! From whimsical to just plain yummy, here are some of my favorite recipes. Food.com offers a variety of cookie recipes. The Christmas cornflake cookie is a more traditional type

Free Pattern – Spangle Metal Rope Necklace

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Today’s free pattern is a little bit different in that it is not a traditional crochet project. It’s called the Spangle Metal Rope Necklace, and it is constructed using a 6-peg French Knitter. This

Free Pattern – Merry Wine Gift Bag

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Every holiday season I’m invited to several parties and get-togethers, and I hate to arrive empty-handed. A bottle of wine is always a nice gift to bring with you to a party, and our

Free Pattern – Sparkle Mesh Clutch

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The Holidays are here! Time for celebrating with our friends and family. I love to dress up for parties, but I don’t love carrying my large handbag with me. Luckily, I have a new

Free Pattern: Enchant Eversoft Scarf

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Did you know that 77% of all crocheters have made at least one scarf? Whether you’ve made one scarf or one hundred scarves, they are always so much fun to make and to wear.

Wednesday Wisdom, Serious and Silly

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Here are some items sure to lift your spirits and make you smile. Enjoy!                               Hugs, Maggie Be sure to…

Christmas Stocking Mini Challenge Sponsored by Premier Yarn and Maggie’s Crochet

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Enter the Christmas Stocking Crochet Mini Challenge by December 23, 2013 Please join me in our first Mini Crochet Challenge sponsored by Premier® Yarns. To join the fun, crochet our Christmas Stocking using our

Free Pattern: City Life Scarf

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Have you ever tried crocheting with ladder yarn? We recently started carrying City Life yarn by Premier® and I fell in love with the colors and simple sparkle. So far I have created two

Free Pattern: Shell Catcher Basket

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Today’s free pattern from Premier ® is for a shell catcher basket. Not only is this a great beach bag, but it can also be used as a shopping bag or even a tote bag

Free Pattern: Fingerless Gloves / Texting Mitts

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Have you noticed how difficult, if not down right impossible, it is to text when you’re wearing gloves? We here at maggiescrochet.com have the perfect solution: a free pattern for fingerless gloves! Aren’t they

Crochet by Mandy – Purple Hook

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Mandy Nelson is an incredible crocheter who used to work for us editing patterns.  She started her own business called Purple Hook in 2009 that enables to her create homemade crochet gifts and products

Vintage Potholders: History of Crochet Dress Potholders

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At first sight, crochet dress potholders appear to be doll clothes. These cute little dresses actually served a practical purpose in the kitchen from about 1945 through 1960. The war was ending and husbands were

Fun and Easy Crochet For Our Favorite Furry Friends

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Anybody that has ever owned a pet knows that they are one of the family.  Why shouldn’t they get to experience the fun and luxury of crochet? From sweaters, toys, comfy beds and more,

Sewing Crochet Pieces to Background – Appliqués

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Learn to sew crochet pieces to backgrounds with my how-to video and steps below! Step 1: Before sewing crochet pieces to the background, I recommend that you block or steam press the pieces to

Chainless Foundation Double Crochet How To Video by Maggie Weldon

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Hi : > Rebecca Sommers Cramer requested a video on our Facebook page for the Chainless Foundation. This one’s for you Rebecca…. Speaking of Facebook… Have you joined? Interact with over 35,000 kindred crochet

Chainless Foundation Half Double Crochet How To Video by Maggie Weldon

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Hi : > Rebecca Sommers Cramer requested a video on our Facebook page for the Chainless Foundation. This one’s for you Rebecca…. I have to admit – until I did the videos on the

Instarsia Crochet vs. Cross Stitch Crochet – Free Cross Stitch Pattern by Maggie Weldon

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Hello : > Learn to create blocks of color and colored images on crochet pieces using two crochet techniques; Instarsia Crochet and Cross StitchCcrochet. These techniques are quite different from one another in how

Shell Crochet Stitch Pattern & Video:Change Color Every Row Pattern by Maggie Weldon

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Simple Shell – Alternating 2 Colors Every Row In the video – links below – I show you how to change yarn colors every row without having to break the ends with every color

Chainless Foundation Single Crochet How To Video by Maggie Weldon

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Hi : > Rebecca Sommers Cramer requested a video on our Facebook page for the Chainless Foundation. This one’s for you Rebecca…. I have to admit – until I did the videos on the

Changing Colors: Crochet How-To Part 2

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In part 2 of our changing colors tutorial, we are going to cover how you can use a variety of colors in your project and give a few tips and tricks to make the

Crochet Comparison: Which Hook Set Wore It Better?

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Watch Maggie’s video comparison of the Tulip Etimo Rose hook Set and the Amour Hook Set. This video was requested by Chris Bordner, one of our customers, if you would like to request a

Changing Colors: Crochet How-To

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Having trouble adding a different color to your crochet project? Maggie has created a step by step tutorial on how easy it can be to change the color yarn on your work. The steps

Steam Pressing Crochet

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There are a few ways to block your crochet pieces and steam pressing is one of them. One of the best crocheters that ever worked for me, Dorothy Warren from Michigan taught me the